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Green Shades

An Anthology of Plants, Gardens and Gardeners

Elizabeth Jane Howard

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Macmillan
09 March 2021
Acclaimed author Elizabeth Jane Howard said she would certainly have been a gardener had she not become a writer first. In Green Shades: An Anthology of Plants, Gardens and Gardeners, first published in 1991, she brings together a diverse and fascinating selection of gardening writing that spans the centuries, the seasons and the species.

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, pocket-sized classics with ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

The content is eclectic and wide-ranging, practical as well as lyrical - she pays homage to the great English landscape artists of the eighteenth century and to the great women gardeners such as Vita Sackville-West. There's advice from Pliny on how walnuts can be used to dye hair and Joseph Addison encourages blackbirds to gorge on his cherry trees. Linking the numerous extracts is Elizabeth Jane Howard's perceptive and highly personal commentary, which skilfully leads the reader from one subject to the next.
By:   Elizabeth Jane Howard
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 158mm,  Width: 101mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   150g
ISBN:   9781529050738
ISBN 10:   1529050731
Series:   Macmillan Collector's Library
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   09 March 2021
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

The late Elizabeth Jane Howard was the author of fifteen highly acclaimed novels. The Cazalet Chronicles - The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change - have become established as modern classics and have been adapted for a major BBC television series and for BBC Radio 4. In 2002 Macmillan published Elizabeth Jane Howard's autobiography, Slipstream. In that same year she was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. She died, aged ninety, at home in Suffolk on 2 January 2014.

Reviews for Green Shades: An Anthology of Plants, Gardens and Gardeners

[Elizabeth Jane Howard's] talent seemed so effervescent, so unstoppable, that there was no predicting where it might take her. -- Hilary Mantel * Guardian *


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